Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California + will travel anywhere.
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Anne-Claire was drawn to wedding photography because she wanted to tell stories. Not with words but with light, color, texture, and through documenting people in love. She says, "I love to shoot couples for the obvious reasons: happiness, love, celebration… But I love shooting people to put them in the best conditions possible; to show them how beautiful they are. How beautiful you are. And how much love you are surrounded by."
She's a fine art photographer with some serious hustle—swiftly capturing all the candid moments, the sweet details, and emotions to tell the full story of your wedding. Plus, she's the type of person that just makes you feel comfortable, so you'll swear you're spending the day with one of your closest friends.
Anne-Claire always has her passport nearby and loves to travel, so feel free to contact her for more info—no matter where your wedding will be!
Prices and/or Package Info
Packages start at $2,500 for elopements and $3,900 for weddings.
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"Anne-Claire is so talented that her photos have the unique ability to tell a story. She captured the emotions, the feelings, and the realness of my wedding in such a way that I saw the story of my wedding unfold as I looked through the pictures. Her photos helped me feel 'there' all over again."
"Of all of my wedding vendors, Anne-Claire was my favorite."
"We loved the emotions she captures, it is an art form rather than scripted photography."
"What I liked best about my experience with her was that she provided me with an invaluable, incredibly well-captured, lifelong gift—my wedding photos."
"She was fabulous and so easy to work with."
"Every single person who has seen my photos has said they're incredible and they also felt like the photos told a story."
"She is real to the moment and her work pays tribute to that."
"She really cared and was invested in getting the best shots."
"I didn't even know where she was while shooting beyond our pre-wedding family shots, but she captured all these private moments."
"I would 100% recommend her to any family or friend getting married."
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What 3 words best describe your work?
Candid. Emotional. Authentic.
Why should someone hire you?
When you get married, you want someone you feel comfortable with to be around. You want someone you can trust to capture the little moments (and the big ones!) that mean everything. I care about my couples and I really care to capture the interactions and the magic of a wedding day. I know how important and rare it can be to have all your loved ones gathered together; that's why I don't take it lightly. I hustle to capture it all to tell the story of your special day, make you feel comfortable and be as invisible as possible.
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?
I wanted to tell stories... Turns out I'm better at writing stories with light and colors than I am with words! I've always been drawn to light and cameras. It was a fascination that I took to the next level when I left France to travel for a year when I was 23. I lived in a van for a year in Australia and I took photos whenever I went. I'm a big romantic and one day I ended up in the US and a couple of friends asked if I could take photos of their wedding. I wasn't sure but I said ok. And what happened is that when I shot their wedding, I realized that's what I was meant to be doing with my life.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
A lot of photographers—not wedding photographers though, like Steve McCurry, Raymond Depardon, Alain Laboile, Vivian Maier, Fred Stein, Elliott Erwitt... Paintings, for the use of light, nature, travels, and music.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
When I share a special connection with the couple, or when I get especially moved by the vows or the speeches. When the bride and her dad get emotional when dancing - I lost my dad not too long ago so any special moment between the bride and her dad, really!
Also, when some weddings are particularly fun or beautiful or emotional - it can be a festival-like wedding with llamas, an elopement in a breathtaking location, or just meaningful moments like parents of the bride and groom all holding hands during their speeches.
What have weddings taught you?
To not take any gathering of loved ones for granted. Some people, especially in the US, only gather all of their loved ones once, for their wedding. It's the one day they're all together and any detail: a look, a hug, a tear... can mean a lot more than you'd think. I try to capture the unsaid stuff that is so meaningful.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
Take a deep breath and take it all in at some point on your wedding day. Have 5–10 minutes with nothing planned; just look around and let all the love fill you.
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Genuine, enthusiastic, adventurous.
What's your favorite quote?
"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved." ―Ansel Adams
What's your favorite marriage advice?
Give each other space when things are hard. Then come back to each other and communicate.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.
I have a Yorkie-poo, Brooklyn. She's like a therapy dog, cuddles you in the morning, freaks out when things are loud, and will try anything to make you feel better when you are upset!
Anne-Claire Brun Photography Covers These Areas:
- Bay Area
- East Bay
- Lake Tahoe / Northern Sierras
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- Sacramento / Gold Country
- San Francisco
- SF Peninsula / Half Moon Bay
- San Jose / South Bay
- Santa Cruz
- Solano County
- Yosemite / Mammoth / Forests
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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